About the job

As an ESL teacher in an IB school, you will be teaching children from all over the world. The IB Programme, one of the most esteemed international curriculums in the world, offers the following:

  • The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) – for students aged 11 – 16

Aside from excellent academic knowledge, the programme imparts invaluable practical skills, at all levels.

Your teaching role will include but is not limited to:

  • Developing and refining students’ English-language skills
  • Placing an emphasis on developing students’ social skills
  • Nurturing students’ emotional well-being
  • Creating knowledgeable, conscientious and well-adjusted global citizens
  • Creating fun and interesting lessons
  • Helping to shape students into sensible, considerate, independent and knowledgeable young adults
  • Supporting the students so they understand the importance of partaking in local, social initiatives
  • Supporting students in turning their learnings into concrete skills they can use in the real world
  • Motivating students to develop critical-thinking skills
  • Encouraging students to delve into the arts and develop artistic skills
  • Supporting students to nurture self-awareness
  • Supporting students to achieve their full potential


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher)
  • Teaching Licence or TESOL/TEFL qualifications
  • At least 3 years of full-time teaching experience
  • A passion for teaching, in general, and desire to help students develop excellent English-language skills

Desirable Qualities

  • Previous teaching experience with an international school
  • A positive energy and creativity that makes learning fun and interesting
  • Effective communication skills and the development of working relationships with colleagues, students and parents
  • A proactive and innovative problem-solving mindset
  • A desire and pride to make a real impact on student’s personal and academic growth
  • The ability to embrace disappointments and use them as learning experiences

Compensation and Benefit

  • Monthly salary: 22,000 RMB to 40,000 RMB
  • Tuition fee, free for up to two children (if in China with your family)
  • A housing bonus & home leave allowance
  • Return flight & settling-in reimbursement for coming from abroad
  • International health insurance
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development
  • Paid holidays & leave
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  • Location

    Beijing, China

  • Listing Expiry Date


  • Start Date


  • Contract Length

    24 Months

  • Position

    Certified Teacher

  • Student Level


  • Monthly Salary

    23,000 - 40,000 (Qualified Teacher)

  • Number of Vacancies


COVID-19 & China border updates

Borders in China reopened to foreigners in Summer 2020. However, with increased COVID-19 cases in Mainland China, the number of visas issued has decreased and schools are having great difficulty hiring outside of China. There are only a very limited number of schools who can obtain a PU letter and get a work visa. Contact us to see if you are applicable.

If you are already in China, your start date could be as soon as a few weeks. Salaries for teachers inside China are highly competitive so contact us for the best-paid teaching jobs in China.

If you are outside of China, your earliest start will around Summer 2021, however much will depend on the constant evolving situation. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.